Someone from the US House Of Representatives edited the Mountain Goat's Wikipedia page to describe the band as "nice boys who make the good, rocking tunes". It's now their bio on Twitter.
Genius Bonus: John Darnielle is one of the most well-read singers in music. He's written songs about everything from HP Lovecraft to obscure boxing champs to minor Greek political events.note "Lovecraft in Brooklyn", Sonny Liston in "Love Love Love", and "Song for Cleomenes", respectively.
Growing the Beard: The Hound Chronicles is considered (even by Darnielle himself) to be the beginning of the signature Mountain Goats style, while Taboo VI: The Homecoming is... rougher.